Toddler shot by 4-year old cousin, parents charged

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WATCH ABOVE: A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the chest by his four-year-old cousin. Philadelphia police say the four-year-old was playing with the gun when it accidently discharged – Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a toddler allegedly shot by his 4-year-old cousin are facing charges of child endangerment and related offences.

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrests of Rachel Santiago and Omar Laboy-Vega.

Authorities say their 2-year-old son was shot in the chest and finger while he and his cousin played with a gun at a house in north Philadelphia on Thursday. The boy remains in critical condition.

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Santiago and Laboy-Vega were home at the time of the shooting. A police spokeswoman says they’ve been in custody since Thursday.

It could not immediately be determined if either has a lawyer because the courts were closed Friday.

Police recovered two guns at the residence.


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